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    March 17, 2013
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hospitalized, the music and dance resumed last night at ashkenaz. abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian said there was a special prayer session for employees. >> now one spirit, one family under one roof. >> at ashkenaz. hearts and heads hang low. >> they cannot stop us. the fun will continue. and the peace must continue. >> this prayer circle is in honor of larry chen and stan ellis. the two employees were shot just after midnight during a robbery. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, and i hear everybody dropping down. so i'm starting to look at my boss what should we do? my boss is right here, his head is here and the flood just -- the blood just flowing. >> larry chen was shot in the back of the head. the suspect climbed over him to steal the cash in ashkenaz's cafe. at the same time, the second suspect was stealing the money from edwin baxter's cash drawer at the door.
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>> the next thing i know my friend jumped on me. >> he saw a suspect's gun on his friend and intervened. he was shot in the arm. it all reminds baxter of the day ashkenaz's owner was shot and killed in 1996. baxter was working the door that day, as well. >> a little shooken up. traumatized. >> berkeley police arrested one of the two suspects. they found him hiding just a few feet away from ashkenaz. in the meantime the shootings have shaken this entire dance and music community. classes were cancelled, but -- ♪ >> the beat was back. the dance community, the music community is just a lovely -- a lovely place. >> ashkenaz is celebrating its 40th anniversary. >> the people inside are signing a get well soon card for chin and ellis. both men are in stable
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condition. in berkeley, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> this afternoon's performance of the san francisco symphony is cancelled because of the ongoing strike by symphony musicians. last night's concert and two a performances also were cancelled. abc7 news reporter sergio tells us, this week's prestigious tour of the east coast is also in jeopardy. ♪ >> ticket holders were met by a trio of woodwinds outside of the box office and some picketing. >> we wanted to be here to explain to them the situation and just -- have a little music going for them to listen to and to enjoy so at least they get something to hear. >> as they played and picketed out here, negotiations continued inside over terms for a new contract. these musicians say the san francisco symphony has a stellar pedigree, including several grammy awards so they deserve a bump in pay. the los angeles philharmonic,
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the chicago symphony orchestra, they also want to recruit the best talent. we need to be able to offer a competitive salary. as you very well know, we have probably the highest cost of living. >> on average each earned about $165,000 a year. they are the third highest-paid orchestra musicians in the country. by phone a symphony spokesman said management recognizes their talent, but the organization has to strike a balance. >> we are experiencing the same economic challenges that many other americans and our -- mouse cal organizations are. there are pressures on our philanthropy. on our ticket sales. >> both sides say they hope to have it resolved very soon. >> they canceled tonight's performance and tomorrow's. the orchestra is supposed to go on tour and schedule to be at carnegie hall in new york. >> we hope to get a fair contract so we have the time to get ready and leave for the tour. we need to rehearse and prepare for our concert. >> wednesday's scheduled
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performance in new york means shipping instruments to new york and also some rehearsal time. if a contract isn't negotiated here very soon, that performance could also be affected. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> 6:06 right now. princess cruise line passengers are finally on their way to hawaii this morning after a delayed launch from the ship's new home port in san francisco. the grand princess departed from pier 35 about 9:45 last night. that was more than five hours behind schedule. frustrated passengers waited in long lines for hours as the coast guard conducted a last-minute inspection. >> the cruise line had done a really pathetic job of keeping the passengers informed as to what was going on. we've been in line for three hours. >> if this is how we are starting off, what is going to transpire on the cruise itself? >> they are headed to a two-week cruise to hawaii and mexico.
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>> yesterday's glitch marks the end of a bad week for the carnival corporation, which runs both princess and carnival cruz lines. an emergency generator problem tripled the ship in san march teen. it was slowed by a speed problem and technical issues forced the elation to be towed back to port. carnival calls these incidents all minor issues. >> pinole police released a sketch of a man who reportedly tried to abduct 12-year-old girl friday afternoon. police sketched this man who the victim said grab her by the wrist after offering her a ride. it happened as she walked home from school. that was along app! an way. he's 19 to 20 years old, six feet tall with a thin build and brown goatee. he has a piercing in his right eyebrow. his car is a silver four door. if you have any information who that might be, you are urged to contact pinole police. it's been more than a year now since a morgan hill teenager headed to school and was never seen again. sierra lamar disappeared a year
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ago. march 16th. her family and friends continue searching for her every saturday. yesterday morning sierra was honored with a balloon release at the elementary school with the sierra search center is. her parents and sister were there, as well as neighbors who didn't even know her, but are affected by her loss. >> very hard. we think about her all the time. and we live out in the country, too, and it's just very difficult. we checked our property constantly. it's a horrible thing. >> the man charged with murdering sierra is scheduled to enter a plea on april 4th. >> 6:08 now. a benefit fundraiser close to the heart of abc7 news was held last night in mountain view. >> congratulations! abc7 news anchor cheryl jennings and meteorologist mike miko and don sanchez you saw there were at the event.
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a raffle and auction were held it raise money for the ronald mcdonald house at stanford. it creates a supportive community for families of children with life-threatening diseases. 6:09 right now. we have a beautiful forecast ahead after yesterday was just spectacular. >> yes. some temperatures reached the upper 70s. we are supposed to have the sea breeze out there. here's a live look from the roof camera. the sun coming up in another hour or so much we are looking at 50s here downtown. 40s in the valleys. we should all get just a little bit of rain come midweek. i'll explain next. >> and we need it. also next, pope frances makes his first sunday morning window appearance at st. peter's square. we will tell you how he broke with tradition to the delight of the faithful. and a former 49er gives back. how his personal tragedy is
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>> welcome back. what a treat. you are look live at dublin, ireland at their st. patrick's day paw ray. half a million revelers are
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there braving snowflakes and sleet lining the streets for the traditional poll lay parade. wow, what an incredible treat on this saint patrick's day morning. the pest i can do is wear green but at least we can take you to dublin. new this morning, pope francis celebrated mass and gave his first blessing to thousands gathered in st. peter's square. [cheers and applause] >> he delighted the faithful by breaking with tradition right away. instead of reading from a prepared script, francis ad libbed remarks about god's power to forgive. the crowd roared with delight and two hours before his window appearance, frances made a surprise appearance at a gate at vatican city. keeping with his informal style, he wore a simple white robe and greeted two priests and others waiting in line before returning inside to celebrate mass. pennsylvania state police are investigating a bus crash that killed a pregnant coach of a women's lacrosse team. the driver was also killed when
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the bus from seton hill university outside pittsburgh ran off the pennsylvania turnpike and crashed into a tree yesterday morning. several of the 23 passengers were injured. the 30-year-old coach was about six months pregnant. her unborn child did not survive. this morning nfl free agent donte stallworth is suffering -- recovering from severe burns he suffered when the hot-air balloon he was raiding in hit power lines in south florida. stallworth and another passenger were taken to the hospital, trauma center, yesterday after the accident near homestead about 35 miles south of miami. his agent said he is okay and his injuries will not affect his ability to play next season. it's been quite an eventful year already for former 49er tight end delany walker and it's not always been in the best way. after helping the 49ers reach the super bowl last month, walker learned his aunt and uncle had been killed in new orleans by a person police say was driving drunk.
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yesterday walker made an appearance in san carlos with the team. he said he will now always be a part of mothers against drunk driving. >> a great cause and i feel like that's something i want to be part of. so we teamed up to try to get this message sent across the world. >> walker is now heading to tennessee after signing a free agent deal last week. california is moving to expand medical coverage under president obama's healthcare reform. but there is a dilemma. there apparently aren't enough doctors to treat a new rush of insured patients. here is abc7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda in sacramento to explain. >> if insurance is extended to millions often the afford angle care act next year, the state won't have enough doctors to treat the influx of patients. the state senator points to a map where the shortage will be
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most severe. only 16 of the 58 counties can meet the federal recommended supply of primary physicians. >> if we are going to man date every person in this country to buy health insurance, we have to make sure that care is available for them. senator hernandez and other lawmakers propose to let nurse practicer, physicians assistants, opt tom terrorists and pharmacists treat patients for some illnesses. most in those regulations agree they have more training than they are allowed to use. nurse practicers would even be able to set up their own practice. >> collaboration without patient danger. >> but the proposed shake-up in the medical establishment is ruffling some feathers at the california medical association. doctors have long been the gate keepers of medical care and worry about patients' safety under the plan. >> the concern is that they have adequate training and adequate experience for exactly the kind of patients they are seeing and they are not adequately trained, they may miss something. >> i really, really like them.
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they were very, you know, just like having a doctor, but they would talk a lot about my pain and i had many epidurals. >> the california medical association would rather see the state give more money to the uc california medical school so it can accept more students and expand the lone repayment program for graduates who take jobs in rural areas. neither will produce more doctors by january when the federal healthcare reform takes effect. cma is also pushing the state to fund more residency slots in california hospitals. residents can see patients immediately and each one can see an average of 600 patients during his or her training. in sacramento, nannette miranda, abc7 news. >> bart is taking a second look at its bike policy this week allowing bikes on all trains at all times starting tomorrow. the new pilot program comes with a couple of restrictions. the first car off each train is off-limits to bicycles. and during rush hour no bikes
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will be allowed in the first three cars of the train. bike riders will have plenty of options. most trains have between six and ten cars. the test program runs this week only. it ends friday. take advantage while you can. in fact go ride your bike while you can. >> you have about three more days to do it and then the weather changes. lisa argen joins us now. >> that's right. we will bring the numbers down. bring in a little best of wet weather. but certainly it's nothing to get too excited about. it's going to be a weaker system. but we are, once again, looking at another dry, mild afternoon. 7:17 is the official sunrise. it sets at 7:19. now over 12 hours of day light. we will have mostly sunny conditions once again. but the breeze will be picking up along the shoreline. here we are downtown. a beautiful shot. temperatures are in the upper 40s to near 50 in san francisco. it's 47 in santa rosa. 42 in napa. by the delta dropping into the
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low 40s with livermore at 40. east bay and south bay are cooler this morning while the winds have been kicking up in the high elevations of the north bay. 20 to 30 mile-an-hour gusts. we are warmer from santa rosa down through southern marin county. 50s. we talk about that downtown. 48 oakland with 50 at the can carlos airport. 47 san jose as well as half moon bay. here's a look at the 24 hour temperature change. the blue-green shading indicator of the cooler start in oakland. livermore, san jose, mountain view warmer newspaper the north bay. so overall today very much like yesterday. that breeze kicked up out of the northwest in the afternoon. today, though, we are absent of fog. we are starting out clear. as a result the warming gets underway wicker. sunny and breezy. rain will arrive by tuesday late. looks like the tuesday evening commute will be dry. high pressure sitting offshore once again, allowing for the pattern to remain very much the same. so we are looking at the
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sunshine. maybe a few high clouds, but overall really nice looking day. temperatures anywhere from five to ten degrees above the average. 66 in yosemite. the falls keep going there with the snowmelt. 77 fresno, upper 70s monterey, low 60s san diego. taking you back home low 60s this afternoon. san francisco, upper 60s from the peninsula, palo alto, and about 70 today. san jose 72 in couldn't cruz. northwest winds ten to twenty miles an hour, keeping our beaches on the cool side. upper 50s to low 60s. about 61 yesterday half moon bay. a little patch of fog. a few areas of low clouds late in the day. should keep numbers on the cool side there. low 70s in vallejo, as well as the delta. as we look ahead, notice we will stay in the 70s and upper 60s around the bay. upper 50s tomorrow. we are talking about still some coastal clouds. otherwise the numbers cool with the rain tuesday, wednesday, maybe a quarter to half-inch,
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maybe lesser amounts down toward the south bay. very quickly we are warming up after that system. abc7 news has yet another great weather resource for you. follow live doppler 7hd on twitter for the late effort bay area weather conditions, rain or shane, and videos and weather ahertz and power outages. >> i follow it on twitter. thank you, lisa. straight ahead." rand paul for president? we will tell you about the new
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wilt welcome back at 6:24. dan abrams joins us to tell us what is coming up on "good morning america." good morning. >> good morning. this morning we have a verdict from the small ohio town. two high school football players accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. the alleged victim taking the stand yesterday. we have the latest. and pope francis delivering his first window dressing today. he's also providing new insight into how he will lead the catholic church. ron is in romo with the latest. and we told you yesterday about the girl scout cookie caper.
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the troop duped into thinking they sold $24,000 worth of the favorite treats. we caught up with them as they held an emergency sale. we will tell you how they did. and home on the range. our own bianna got back to her texas roots by learning how to be a true cow girl. she will tell us abouter adventure. that's coming up on "good morning america." we look forward to that. dan, they need to get you up on a horse sometime. >> that's true. it's true. you know, it would be a little rougher than i think it was for bianna. she has the texas advantage. i'm a new york guy, you know, getting on a horse. it's not a natural thing. dy ride horses as a child, not that you care. >> no. i do care. this is more proof we need to get you up on one of them. >> i would like to. i was actually thrown off a horse once when i was a kid. do we have time to keep talking about this? i could go on and keep telling you about the horrible thing that happened to me on oak, the
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name of the horse. >> oh, so you must have kept that memory with you if you can still remember the horse's name. >> i did. i did. they said to try to get back on the horse but i didn't do tank i wish i had some clouts with the higher ups at abc news. i could suggest a story to get you back on a horse. >> right, dan gets back in the game after the incident with oak. >> i'm taking notes. i'll see what i can do. >> good to see you, kira. >> thank you. >> republican senator of kentucky has won the straw poll favoring the next presidential candidate at this year's presidential conference in washington. he narrowly edged out marco rubio. sarah palin returned to the stage yesterday and took swipes at the president obama and new york mayor bloomberg. coming up, this week has an exclusive one-on-one, speaker of the house john bain we're martha raditz taking on the president
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and the budget show-down. plus the powerhouse round table. don't miss it. abc's "this week" coming up at 8:00 on abc7 after gma with dan abrams, of course. coming up next, undercover videos have changed the animal trulity laws in several states, but now why it could be considered criminal activity to shoot those very videos of that made the difference. and a progress report on the fourth bore of the called cot tunnel. the features that will make it a
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>> 6:30. right now i'm kira klapper in for carolyn tyler. we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi there, kira. good morning to you. hears a look at san francisco where temperatures are pretty mild. upper 40s to the 50s. we are going to look for numbers around the bay to stay in the 40s and 50s throughout the next couple of hours. the difference this morning, we are clear. no fog to speak of. the coolest numbers are in our east bay valleys. about 40 this morning in livermore. also parts of the coast, upper 30s to mid-40s around half
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moon bay. this afternoon, once again we have the breeze kick in. temperatures coolest by the shoreline. but low to mid-70s returning. once again, above normal highs. rain is arriving on cue with spring. we will talk about that a little later. kira. >> sounds good. thank you, lisa. 6:31 right now. the power and influence of the agriculture industry is coming under scrutiny. undercover videos on farm sometimes show shocking abuses of animals. but now as reporter brian ross reports, such citizen journalism is considered criminal activity in several states. >> wayne, the head of the humane society, said such undercover videos have been the key to tough, new, anti-cruelty laws. >> this led to the largest meat recall in american history. >> and this one which disclosed cruelty and unsanitary condition at major pork producers. but all of that could be coming to an end. under pressure from the agriculture industry, at least five states now have laws making
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it a crime to go undercover on farm properties to record videos in iowa the law passed a few months after an abc news report featuring undercover footage as a huge iowa egg factory, taped by the group mercy for animals. >> if somebody comes on somebody else's property through fraud, deception or lying, that is a serious violation of people's rights. >> and agriculture industry lobbying groups have used their influence and money to try to expand the ban. as part of the effort they cite what happened to dairy farmers louie and sharon of idaho. an underground investigator with mercy for animals got a job at their huge dairy operation last year and made these disturbing videos of fellow workers handling the cattle. including the use of electric prods. the five employees caught on tape were fired. even the betancourts agree it
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was a damning video. >> it's animal cruelty. >> but the betancourts claimed they had no idea of the mistreatment until the video and they began to get phone and e-mail death threats. >> killing me, kill my kids. >> agricultural lobbyists claim the agenda of the animal rights group is not really the treatment of animals, but they say promoting a vegan lifestyle. getting publicity. >> they now use the video they so object to to train employees now in their zero tolerance policy for cruelty. >> there's some good that has come from this. yeah. >> but not enough in the view of farm lobbyists to stop the efforts of that already made such undercover taping on farms illegal in five states. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> back here in the bay area, tomorrow afternoon former santa clara county supervisor george
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is expected to plead guilty to five felonies and seven misdemeanors for misappropriating public funds and lying to investigators. prosecutors say the veteran politician engaged in a persistent pattern of using public money and campaign funds for things like partying, golfing and gambling. he will plead guilty to ten counsel of violating the political campaign form mats for spending campaign funds for personal use. the district attorney's office said he faces up to one year in county jail and $50,000 in fines when he is sentenced later. the fourth bore project at the caldecott tunnell is expected to open to traffic later this year. construction has just started on road way that connects oakland and orinda. our transportation reporter got a look inside. >> there will be plenty of high-tech features in the new fourth bore, but elbow grease and shovels were still the preferred method for work on a
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groundwater drainage system. at the same time work has just gun on one major milestone, putting in the roadway. this rocky material is the sub-sub base, lose and rocky for drainage. eventually layers of materials capped with pavement will fill two to three feet from where the surface is now, reaching to the shoulder curb on one side and to just below the pedestrian walkway on the other. when finished, this fourth bore will carry westbound traffic only. >> with the construction of the fourth bore, there will be two tunnels permanent nationally dedicated to eastbound traffic, two tunnels permanently dedicated to westbound traffic that will eliminate the twice a day traffic shifts and the pop-ups. >> the fourth bore has a number of safety features, including nineteen 200-horsepower jet fans to be hung yet from above. they will help in firefighting and air quality. >> they can actually reverse the direction of airflow. some of the 19 jet fans can
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direct air in one direction and the other set can direct air in the opposite direction. just depending on where the fire is and what the air quality issues are in the tunnel. >> there will be seven pedestrian crossovers with electronic motion sensor doors. there will be a p.a. system and security cameras. much of the work to complete the tunnel will be the sophisticated behind-the-scenes system. >> the installation of the ventilation systems and the fire systems, the air quality monitoring systems that not only need to be installed, they need to be integrated with the existing systems and with the new operations maintenance building and also tested before the tunnel can open to traffic. >> the new tunnel is on track to come in on budget, which is $402.1 million. in oakland, abc7 news. new this morning, the california highway patrol plans to step up enforcement today
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along highway 1 in marin county during the traditional sunday morning ride. the chp said there have been complaints about large groups of not sharing the road along that curvey stretch 2010 damage junction and point raise. officers in aircraft will be looking for riders who will cross over double yellow lines or pass unsafely. they also will be watching for speeders or anyone who runs a stop sign. next month thousands of police statewide will be cracking down on drivers who text or talk on hand-held cell phones. it's been five years since the state first passed distracted driving laws that ban that activity. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports more than 425,000 citations were issued to violators statewide last year alone. that's 41% higher than the first year of the law in 2009. >> coming up next, do you have too much snail mail?
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we will show you a way to outsource your in box. and we have a live lack from our photographer, kathy. enjoying a beautiful morning on treasure island, looking at the even more beautiful san francisco skyline. both treasure island and san francisco will enjoy temperatures in the 60s. between the low 60s to upper 60s. a bit breezy today. lisa argen will have your forecast in just a few minutes. look at that.
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>> welcome back. as our electronic lives move further into the cloud, there is something being left behind. old-fashioned snail mail. earlier this month a start-up launch in san francisco is aiming to change that. here's abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom. >> he's not the mailman and he doesn't live here so why does frances sanchez have a key to the mailbox? the answer is hard to miss once you see his car. >> you know the flag, the flag on this car, that thing sticks out. >> a lot of look where loons.
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they see it and they say what is that? >> he's an unpostman. >> you are undoing the work of the postman? >> exactly. this is our stop here. >> making as many as 60 stops a day, he retrieves mail from people's mailboxes and takes it back to the warehouse of a company called outbox. >> we make you paperless overnight. all your postal mail is now on your i-phone, ipad, and you can access it anywhere at anytime. >> the cofounder will davis said for five bucks a month outbox will pick up your mail three times a week and scan it for you to see from anywhere. >> this is the first time that you have ever had control to unsubscribe from junk mail, to share mail with your spouse and even to request physical items that you want without anything of the rest. >> outbox is gathering steam, but it's also getting mixed reviews. everyone seems to agree it's innovative. the question is whether it's an invasion that enough people will actually want. >> the postal industry is on its way out, so a start-up working for a dying industry doesn't make since. >> and she said privacy is also a concern. >> you have pretty sensitive
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information coming through in the form of bills. you have to make the decision about whether you are comfortable having someone else open your mail. >> outbox said all of their employees have rigorous background checks, but your mail will be red by a machine. just like g-mail they intend to have targeted adds with a twist. >> you can click and request a sample of your favorite makeup for cleaning product that would be delivered in your weekly requested mail. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> well, that would certainly help the pile of mail that i have pretty much in every room in my house. but i would miss the rush of opening my mailbox. >> it's fun. >> and seeing what i have. lisa argen has a surprise accuweather forecast with kind of everything in it. >> yeah. isn't the same-ole, same-old. this is a live shot from mt. tam where we have milder condition necessary the north bay. but we are featuring some changes in our seven-day outlook. in fact, with spring we will see
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some spring-time showers. i'll have a look at that next. >> also ahead, their struggles continue. another ugly night for the sharks as they go on the road to l.a. mike shumann has the highlights, low lights or highlights, low lights or highlights, depends on how y [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank.
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>> welcome back. lisa argen has a louisville forecast for us. yesterday we were so spoiled with the beautiful weather and it sounds like we will get it again. >> you are right. but it is not going to last forever. pretty soon live doppler 7hd will be tracking some showers. in fact, it is a little weak storm system that is still developing out in the pacific. so right now live doppler 7hd quiet, as well as the radar down in the santa cruz mountains from the national weather service. but as soon as tuesday afternoon we could see some showers in the higher elevations and perhaps the tuesday evening commute we could see some wet weather. as the day begins to dawn, looking beautiful out there with plenty of clear sky. no fog to speak of. some of our locations in the north bay continue to drop into the low 40s. the official sunrise close to twenty after seven this morning. liverpool still cool. 42 in napa. another vantage point from the
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bay bridge. we are also looking at the clear sky in the valleys, as well. that cooler air draining into the valleys with numbers warmer in the city. also down around the peninsula. half moon bay a couple different looks there reporting numbers from the mid-30s to the upper 40s. it really depends where you are and how much wind you are getting. 47 in san jose with 44 in santa cruz. so this morning we are cooler in the east bay and the south bay. anywhere from three to seven degrees cooler. but warmer newspaper the north bay from santa rosa and novato. we are looking at very little change around the airplane. yesterday we had the airport delays. this afternoon nothing but sunshine. increasing northwesterly winds once again. we call it breezy by the coast and rain arriving in the afternoon for some. but by the late evening hours, into the overnight hours, we all should see a little bit of rain shower activity. high pressure is still rain cord in the pacific. low pressure pulling away. we will get the gradient once
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again today for the northwesterly winds. the skies will be nice and sunny. temperatures from five to ten degrees above the average. look at the 60s and 70s return for much of the state, even low 50s with that springtime skiing in the sierra. upper 60s los angeles. 90 in palm springs. closer to home temperatures will be pretty nice here in the south bay. look at the low 70s for gilroy. a mixture of upper 60s to low 70s for menlo park. same for pacifica. san francisco low 60s north bay. look for 72 santa rosa. 69 vallejo. yesterday the sonoma county airport, 77 degrees. today in the east bay, once again mid-60s. 65 in castro valley. out over the hills look for 69 pleasanton, 71 in brentwood. our look ahead featuring not only mild conditions with a few more clouds tomorrow, but we
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will have a brief interruption in our pattern with some rain tuesday and wednesday. anywhere from trace amounts in the south bay to about half-inch in the north bay. then sunny and breezy and rapidly warming temperatures after this little system. so at this point it's not great, but we need it. >> we need it. 76 on saturday? >> yeah. >> boy, look forward to it. thank you, lisa. in sports, the world a baseball classic comes to at&t park. there will be games tonight and tomorrow night. last night the sharks traveled to l.a. to play the kings, they were trying to get on a roll. here's abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann with the highlights in this morning's sports. good good morning. the sharks hosted by the kings on the back end of a home-and-home. they beat l.a. thursday in san jose. the men in teal tied with the men in minnesota for the sixth playoff spot in the west. they need to get busy halfway through the lockout-shortened season.
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celebrity sightings, vince vaughn and jason bateman at the game. he watch the kings jump out early. he beats anti niemmi giving the kings the 1-0 lead. sharks on the board 35 seconds into the second. patrick marleau, his 14th of the season. sharks trail 2-0. the kings follow with three unanswered goals. dwight king, lights the lamp. kings on top, 5-1. they win 5-2, jumping ahead of the sharks in the playoff hunt. college hoops selection sunday, set for today at 3:00. cal and st. mary's both on the bubble. st. mary's lost to top-ranked gonzaga in the wcc finals, while cal was upset by utah in the pac-12 tournament. speaking of which, the pac-12 championship. 2 isst ranked ucla in los angeles. bruins started strong. shabazz the right-handed hook. not bad for a lefty ucla up 8. oregon got their ducks in a row in their green unis. damian dot son, deadly from downtown.
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11 points the first half. oregon never lost the lead in the second. carlos emery skying for the dunk. game high 20 points. oregon wins the pac-12 championship for the first time since 2007. automatic bid to the ncaa tournament. 78-79, the final. -- 78-69. >> the dominican rub and part ricoh had to play yesterday in miami for seedings. kind of ridiculous with japan and netherlands already in town. angel pegan rounding up team puerto rico for a pep talk. that was pregame. the dominican republic were the ones focused. carlos santana breaks the scoreless tie in the fifth. monster blast to the upper deck. 1-0. dominican lead in the eighth. francisco pena singles to right. and erick aybar scores from third for a 2-0 lead. closer francisco rodney shuts the door in the ninth. and rosario finishes the game. they beat puerto rico eye 2-0. the only undefeated team in the
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world baseball classic. 6-0 record. the semifinals set at at&t park has puerto rico facing japan today at six and netherlands play the dominican republic monday also at six. the tuesday the finals. that's the way the ball bounces. see you again at five. have a great day. >> look forward to it, mike. coming up next, going green today early. fran held its big annual st. patrick's day parade. if you missed it, we will tell you where a big festiva
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>> today is st. patrick's day but the time-honored traditional parade was held yesterday down san francisco's market street. ♪ it was a day of bands, bagpipes and a lot of green. hundreds of people lined the streets, ending up at civic center plaza to cheer on the participants. san francisco has been hosting the st. patrick's day parade, get this, for 162 years. if you missed out, there are still festivities today in east bay, dublin. the st. patty's day festivities continue at 10:00 a.m., following a shamrock 5k fun run. good day to get outside and go for a little fun run, isn't it? >> from the irish gal. a beautiful day out there.
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temperatures today very, very similar to yesterday. low 60s san francisco. 65 fremont. 70 san jose. low 70s to mid-70s for our north and east bay. we are looking at slightly more cloud cover tomorrow in advance of a storm system that will arrive midday to late afternoon tuesday. it will move out first day of spring on wednesday. then sunny and even warmer by the end of the upcoming work week. >> i know we need the rain. but that is a beautiful forecast. >> yeah, it is nice. >> we will have to enjoy it while we've got it. thank you, lisa, and thanks for joining us on the abc7 sunday morning news. abc7 news continues at 9:00 a.m. we would love for you to stay with us. you asked for us, now the executive alarm clock app is available for your android phone or tablet and the kindle fire. download it for free at the kindl
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good morning, america. this morning -- francis and the faithful. the new pope surprises everyone by hopping out of his car and shaking hands with the crowd at vatican city, just hours before his first blessing in st. peter's square. yet another winter blast. from the rockies to the midwest, more snow and ice is on the way. while in the south, dozens of apartment buildings go up in flames as the entire state of south carolina goes on alert for wildfires. sarah palin does some standup. the tea party darling jokes at a conservative conference, comparing president obama to bernie madoff, and drinks a big gulp to poke fun at the soda ban from mayor bloomberg. >> bloomberg is not around. our big gulp is safe. >> could this be a signal that
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she'll be running for the office again? and home on the range. i do some riding and roping at the world's largest rodeo. got him! so, can this city girl be turned into a cowgirl? and happy st. patrick's day, everyone. to quote the famous proverb, may the luck of the irish be with you. our bagpipers are from the first battalion, 69th infantry of the new york national guard. they'll be here throughout the show. we're also going to have irish dancers and dan abrams. are you going to be dancing as well? >> we got these great, cute, amazing dancers. then, dan abrams. >> feel free to dance. >> during the week, they have the deejays, we get the bagpipes and the dancers. >> i like the bagpipes. dan abrams filling in for the vacationing dan harris. ginger and i wri